Tie it up or wrap it round – the newest scarves on the block!

Leanne Claxton AW15 Scarves

Scarves With Personality!

Scarves have always been the perfect transition accessory for autumn. When you’re not yet ready to to dig into your winter wardrobe, and if like me you are holding on, white-knuckled, to the last vestiges of summertime, then the scarf is the only essential bit of kit you need at the moment. We’re currently in a tiny window of the year where a scarf is the only acceptable item of clothing keeping the the bite at bay and all shapes, styles and thicknesses are permissible and encouraged – from silky, printed wraps to chunky throat-warmers.

The crucial twist this year is the personalised touch, whether it be your initials or a bespoke print, customisation is de rigeur. A totally dreamy way to ensure that no one else can borrow it. Ever! That it is yours now to cherish for always, it belies history and is part of your legacy and beautiful to boot. Pure win-win – priceless!

Last Fall we couldn’t get our hands on the Burberry monogrammed blanket wrap¬†before it sold out internationally. So, this season the British fashion house is making it up to us with the offering of an online scarf bar. Their iconic scarves are available in 2 weights and thirty colourways, in a variety of checks and prints. And of course the monogram that will put you instantly on trend!

For a less “wintery” feel and more of a statement piece, Claxton Bespoke scarves are where it’s at. An exclusive service where Claxton creates a unique luxury piece, designed to individual specifications, is what makes the vibrant palette of paint on silk even more exquisite. Leanne Claxton‘s newest collection, Simply Floral, focuses on the natural beauty of flora. She believes “colour is the key for winter” and why not spice up your chromatic range? It will make those gloomy days seem less cloying and you’ll feel so proud that your accessories are purpose-built to complement and highlight your personal style. “Flame orange, berry reds, contrasting coral, flesh tones, ice blue and teal are all important for her Winter 2015 collection” and some of her art is embellished using Swarovski crystals, beads and sequins. This, after the artwork is transformed digitally and printed on the highest quality silk with hand rolled edges. This is as bespoke as a piece gets. Again – legacy, Ladies, legacy!

Weston Naturally Exclusive is another brand that is picking up on the customisation thread. They use the latest digital technology to produce strikingly beautiful images of nature, then apply them onto a scarf. The result, once the scarf is tied, is glorious; shots of forests and birth stones become unfathomable yet visually spectacular when folded or wrapped. Now sold in Liberty, Harrods and Harvey Nichols, it is a huge tick in the “silk-scarf-slash-personalised” ¬†box this autumn.

So let’s not focus on where the scarf comes from or that the word originates from: ‚Äúsudarium‚ÄĚ is latin for sweat-cloth! The scarf has been used historically as a cloth to keep you clean, used by soldiers, snowmen, even used as a murder weapon! But let’s focus on how far this piece of clothing has come; now it emanates ¬†a feeling of warmth, luxury and personal style. So whether it’s a wrap, a stole, a shawl, a neckerchief or a blanket scarf it is quite simply the way forward this season. Tie up tight and keep cosy!

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